The battle against Brexit has not ended with Boris Johnson’s emphatic general election victory, Liberal Democrat interim co-leader Sir Ed Davey has said.While accepting that the prime minister now has the votes in the Commons to get his withdrawal agreement through by 31 January, Sir Ed insisted that this will not mean Brexit is “done”.
Former Emmerdale star Kelvin Fletcher spoke with BBC Breakfast the morning after lifting the Glitterball Trophy on Saturday night.
The Duke of York used the pseudonym “Andrew Inverness” to set up a secret business with a sports retail tycoon, it has emerged.
World record holder Eliud Kipchoge has backed Sir Mo Farah’s decision to walk away from his marathon dream.Four-time Olympic champion Farah announced his return to the track this month to take a shot at a third straight 10,000m gold at the Tokyo Games next year.
A further severe warning for ice has been issued for Sunday night with heavy rain forecast across a large swathe of the UK.It comes after parts of the country woke up to a dusting of snow, after flurries fell across western parts of Scotland and northern England overnight.
The lies have it: Republicans abandon truth in Trump impeachment defenceAs the GOP counter-offensive runs on fake news and conspiracy theories, critics say truth itself is under attack
As the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes continues to climb worldwide, a global summit in Geneva next week will aim to drum up fresh and concrete support for refugees.
One thing Johnson’s victory doesn’t change: he’s still lying about Ireland. His false claims about the withdrawal agreement reveal an utter lack of interest in Brexit’s consequences for Belfast and Dublin
Sixteen people are now known to have died following a volcanic eruption on White Island in New Zealand. More than two dozen others are being treated in hospital - many of them for severe burns - and two people are still unaccounted for. In total, 47 people were on the uninhabited island at the time of the eruption.
No one is immune from loneliness, but we have the cure within ourselves. A choir’s visit to a pensioner who had spent 20 Christmases alone reminds us that the simplest of gestures can bring light into others’ lives
Turkey renews military pledge to Libya as threat of Mediterranean war growsAnkara ready to defend government in Tripoli in latest policy to inflame tensions with US, EU, Greece and Middle East countries
Nigel Farage has hit out at “woke celebrities” who have spoken against Boris Johnson’s landslide election victory - and told them to go “back to singing and acting”. The Brexit Party leader made the comments during an interview on Friday's Good Morning Britain show. Credit: ITV / Good Morning Britain
Failed million-pound bid for Scottish panda ‘has been a disgrace’Edinburgh zoo stays silent on prospect of a final bid to produce cubs before Tian Tian and Yang Guang return to China
Lauren Laverne has responded to the torrent of criticism she has received since she replaced Kirsty Young as the host of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs in September 2018.The presenter has been subject to a lot of criticism in the media and online for her interviewing technique.
A powerful earthquake measuring 6.8-magnitude has struck the Philippines near the city of Davao, with one child reported to have died and 14 people been injured as tremors sent locals fleeing in panic from damaged homes and shopping centres.The quake was centred 38 miles southwest of Davao on the island of Mindanao, at a depth of 28.2km, the US Geological Survey said, revising down the magnitude from an earlier reported 6.9.
Actor John Hannah took to Twitter on election night to vent his fury over a Brexit and a Tory majority, branding the UK a "country of racists".The Scottish star of Four Weddings and a Funeral posted the rant at 11.44pm, over an hour after the exit polls correctly predicted a Conservative landslide victory.
Extinction Rebellion activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the venue of a UN climate summit in Madrid, airing their frustration world leaders' failure to agree on future battle plan against global warming.Led by the environmentalist group, the actions were timed to coincide with the closing of the COP25 summit, where negotiators have been unable to reach a consensus on how to implement the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
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Timothee Chalamet delighted his followers with a sneak peek of the on-set goings-on from the period drama.
McLaren has ruled out entering the FIA World Endurance Championship unless it can run one of the new breed of DPi IMSA contenders in the LM Hypercar class.
Passengers used emergency slides to evacuate a Qantas plane at Sydney Airport on December 15 after a thick, smoke-like haze reportedly filled the cabin.The Perth-bound flight had to turn back not long after takeoff after problems with its hydraulic system, according to the airline.“Once back at the gate, the captain made the decision to evacuate the aircraft as a precaution and three emergency slides were deployed. Passengers were evacuated through both the slides and normal exits,” Qantas said in a statement.In an update following an inspection of the plane by engineers, the airline said a haze in the cabin – which some passengers reported as smoke – was likely caused by hydraulic fluid entering the air conditioning system.“While customers may have thought it was smoke, there was no fire,” the statement said. Two passengers were treated for injuries from using the slides, while others reported sore eyes and itchy throats after the incident, it added. Credit: kellguerard via Storyful
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